Ms & Mr San Diego Leather 2019 Contest Categories
Contestants will be judged by a panel of five and 100 points are possible from each judge. A contestant must have 80% or more to qualify for the title. The total will be certified by the Tally Master, and the Contestant with the most points in each contest will be declared, respectively, Ms and Mr San Diego Leather.
- Interview (40pts; 32pts is 80%): The interview is open to registered event goers. The dress code is street leather, but is not necessarily what contestants wear during the “street leather” portion the night of the Contest. See the score sheet for additional information.
- Speech (20pts; 16pts is 80%): The 90-Second will be given during the Formal Leather portion of the Contest. Speeches may be on any topic of the Contestants choosing. Contestants are encouraged to show off their public speaking skills and to let everyone in attendance know who THEY are and what they care about. They will have exactly 90 seconds, and any overages will cost Contestants in the scoring.
- Fantasy (15pts; 12 pts is 80%): Contestants will have five (5) minutes to perform a fantasy of their choosing. Contestants may use props and assistants. Fantasies are judged on creativity, self-expression, creativity, audience response, and demonstration of planning & organization.
- Exhibitionism & Q&A (15pts; 12 pts is 80%): Formerly called “physique,” this category where contestants are encouraged to show us confidence, sex appeal, and cruising style. Contestants will provide a personal ad describing themselves and what they are seeking, which will be read by the emcee while they are on stage presenting their look. Contestants will be asked a pop-question and give a short answer. The judges will score based on the contestant’s ability to think on their feet, entertain the crowd, and the content of the answer. Questions may be serious or silly, anything goes!
- Engagement (10pts); 8pts is 80%: Judges observe a contestant throughout the weekend and consider their social engagement, stage presence, and overall presentation of self. The judges form an idea of a contestant’s ability to engage people and present information. Judges may consider the contestant’s appearance throughout the contest weekend in different gear/leather. A Judge’s perception of contestant preparedness may also factor in scoring.